Fatal Crash Blocks Richmond I-80 Off Ramp

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — A man was killed a single-vehicle collision early Wednesday morning while traveling westbound on Interstate Highway 80 in Richmond. The California Highway Patrol closed the Central Avenue off-ramp to investigate the cause, authorities said.

The collision involving a mini-van occurred around 1:40 a.m., near the El Cerrito border in Richmond, when CHP officers saw a vehicle driving on its right-front rim—with no tire—traveling westbound on I-80.

They followed behind him when suddenly the driver appeared to lose to control, hit the center divider, bounced across the lanes over the guardrail, down the embankment landing on the Central off-ramp.

Firefighters had to remove the man by removing the roof the blue mini-van that rested on its side. He from his injuries and his identity has not yet been released.

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